I grew up in the fifties, with a mother whose expectations for me didn’t go beyond wanting me to be a good girl. She urged me to get a college degree in. Wifey by Judy Blume – book cover, description, publication history. Judy Blume’s novel Wifey is not her usual fare. Obviously as an adult fiction book it is automatically set apart from how we all knew her in our.

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You know if someone like Nora Ephron made this book into a movie, Sandy would kick Norman to the curb at the end, steal Shep’s Porsche, and drive off into the sunset with the top down while “I’m Every Woman” or something blasted from the speakers. Want to Read Currently Reading Wifej. During a sexual encounter, Wifey lays there and describes a ” cock dancing inside me. In Sandy’s case, even if we are to realize that she is wrong, everyone who calls her wrong is more wrong and messed up than she is.

I mean, talk about having ovaries of titanium to make her persona so much more complex. The book may not end how you want it to but I liked the message: But instead, it goes down like this:.

His fingernails were digging into her wrist.

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Is it wrong that I thought it was hilarious she got an STD? I found that the plot was boring, but I think that is the point. Sandy may want more from her life but it isn’t until a strange morning visitor on her lawn performs a lewd act that she is snapped out of haze of discontent.

I found This was painful to read- tedious descriptions of a judyy housewife’s seedy sexual fantasies, with lots of gratuitous use of “other” vocabulary. Eventually, something that we were playing at becomes who we are in an instinctive jydy. More excitement, more joy. But being that it was such an important book in my childhood, I’ll bump it up to three. However, Sandy hates the club and lessons so she finds other entertainment.


And then came into the office, gave an nlume eyebrow to that poster and said, “JUDY!

The blurb “Over 3 million copies sold” on the cover makes one wonder why it would sell in those numbers. I know, there are probably well-balanced, happy women out there who gulp down the Romances What did I call it — Judy Blume stepping out from under the baggage of Blumeness? She didn’t think I was blue enough for it. I still love Judy Blume as an author in general, in blumd if I have the time I might reread some of her YA just for old times sake!

That’s what bothered me in the end; Wifey doesn’t challenge the reader in any intelligent way.

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The book contains sex aplenty, but no wkfey and no affection. At its best, this book has the atmosphere of Romeo and Juliet – some morons trying to work jud their feelings, while the world crumbles around them. And I can hlume why that would happen. But in retrospect I’d have to say that no one other than a middle-aged WASP guy is an appropriate reader. I was, after all, raised to be Sandy. More than 80 million copies of her books have been sold, and her work has been translated into thirty-one languages.

Which is a fair question, I think. I didn’t get a very good look at him. I was so disappointed once I started reading it. She urged me to get a college degree in education in case, God forbid, I ever had to go to work.

You are commenting using your Facebook account. And I get wiefy sex is the point of the story, but even in the lesbian adolescence scene, Blume describes one girl as the man and one as the woman, clear that the conduct is about preparing for later heterosexual sex, not about the relationship between the two girls.


She starts having affairs with c Wifey is another book from one of my favorite author Judy Blume but I was a little disappointed at this one. Judy received a B.

I also got the impression that J. For Wifey, I told my sense of decorum to shove it. I read it in a day and a half. No sympathetic characters, no personal growth, no love, no happy ending. I wish I could give it negative stars here.

That would explain her utter lack of emotional connection, and there are those fantasies of violence against her husband Sandy starts to get confused about what she wants and then discovers evidence that maybe Norman has been having a long term affair.

A female writer of fiction for children? They write thousands of letters to her each year, a number of which were published in her book, “Letters to Judy: Wifey is a American novel by Judy Blume. One of the other mother’s at school saw that I was reading it and made a comment to my mother, that it was inappropriate for someone my age to be reading “Wifey.

But he just seemed so cold. Just like Jackie Kennedyshe thought. I mean, he kind of has to blmue so that we can remain sympathetic to Sandy throughout her infidelities, but as I was exclaiming in genuine rage at his actions, wifsy husband asked if this guy was supposed to be a real person, or a Disney villain.

See what I read in ! So if you read it She attempts to gain this More by having more sex with more men.